Rick Moranis was born April 18, 1953.
Frederick Allan “Rick” Moranis is a Canadian actor and a two-time Grammy nominated musician. Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show Second City Television and later appeared in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (and its sequels), Little Giants, Parenthood, The Flintstones, and My Blue Heaven.
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Michael Ensign was born February 13, 1944.
Michael Ensign is an actor who appeared in the four Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He filmed his scenes for “First Contact” between Tuesday 4 December 1990 and Wednesday 5 December 1990 and Monday 10 December 1990 and Tuesday 11 December 1990 on Paramount Stage 9 and 16.
Ensign’s film credits include Superman (1978), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), WarGames (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Dr. Hackenstein (1988), Titanic (1997, as Benjamin Guggenheim), Solaris (2002), and Seabiscuit (2003)).
Ensign’s many television appearances include Boston Legal, Alias, Monk, JAG, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Star Trek: Enterprise, The X Files, Friends, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, MacGyver, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, M*A*S*H, The A-Team, and The Dukes Of Hazzard. He appeared in the TV miniseries The Winds of War and Dream West.
Ensign also voices Dr. Nefarious Tropy in most of the Crash Bandicoot games, with the exception of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, in which Corey Burton voiced the character. He gave his voice for Dr. Sebastian Wolfe in 2011 video game inFamous 2. In 2009 Michael Ensign was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Theatre from the College of Fine Arts at University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah. Michael is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Timothy Carhart was born December 24, 1953.
Timothy Carhart is the actor who played Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hobson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Redemption II”. He filmed his scenes on Friday 12 July 1991 on Paramount Stage 9. Carhart was born in Washington, DC, and has been acting since at least the late 1970s.
He made his television acting debut in NBC’s 1978 mini-series The Awakening Land. Throughout the 1980s, he made guest appearances on several television series, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Miami Vice, and Crime Story.
He also appeared in two episodes of the crime drama Spenser: For Hire, starring the future lead actor of DS9, Avery Brooks.
In 1989, Carhart had a recurring role on the drama series thirtysomething. That same year, Carhart was a regular on the CBS medical drama series Island Son.
In 1991, Carhart made a guest appearance on Quantum Leap. The following year, he appeared on L.A. Law. In 1995, Carhart was a guest star on the widely popular science fiction series The X-Files, appearing as Virgil Incanto in the episode “2Shy”.
Other television shows on which Carhart has guest-starred during the 1990s include Empty Nest, Roseanne, The Young Riders, The X-Files, Law & Order, Strange World, and Profiler.
Carhart appeared in several made-for-TV movies during the 1990s, including Call Me Anna (1990), Quicksand: No Escape (1992), Smoke Jumpers (1996), America’s Dream (1996), and Before He Wakes (1998). He also starred in two mini-series from CBS, 1991’s In A Child’s Name and 1996’s Gone in the Night.
Between 2000 and 2003, Carhart played the recurring role of Eddie Willows on the hit CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scence Investigation.
In 2002, Carhart had a recurring role on the hit FOX series 24, playing Assistant NSA head Eric Rayburn in four episodes.
Carhart has also made guest appearances on shows such as The Practice, UPN’s The Twilight Zone, Frasier, Judging Amy. He was seen in a 2007 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent entitled “Silencer”.
One of Carhart’s earliest film credits was the 1984 blockbuster horror comedy Ghostbusters. That same year, Carhart was in the film The Party Animal.
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Ernie Hudson was born December 17, 1945.
Having appeared in dozens of film and television roles throughout his career, he is perhaps best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Darryl Albrecht in The Crow (1994), and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s Oz. Hudson has also acted in movies like Leviathon (1989), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Airheads (1994), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Congo (1995), and Miss Congeniality (2000). He had a cameo in the remake of Ghostbusters (2016).
One of Hudson’s early films was in Penitentiary II (1982) starring Leon Isaac Kennedy. He landed various guest roles on television series such as The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team. He was on the television series Fantasy Island in a first-season episode as a voodoo man named Jamu. Hudson gained fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who enlists with the Ghostbusters in the feature film Ghostbusters (1984) and its 1989 sequel. He also auditioned to reprise the role for the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, but it was given to Arsenio Hall. He had a major supporting role as the mentally challenged handyman Solomon in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992).
Hudson was cast as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s series Oz. On Oz, his son Ernie Hudson Jr. co-starred with him as Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. Hudson also appears as the character Munro in Congo (1995) and as Police Sergeant Albreact in The Crow (1994). He switched gears when he played a preacher opening the eyes of a small town prejudice in the 1950s in Stranger in the Kingdom. He is also known for his role as Harry McDonald, the FBI superior of Sandra Bullock’s character in the feature film Miss Congeniality (2000). He appears in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Ethon” as Pernaux. Hudson also appeared as Reggie in the film The Basketball Diaries (1995). In 2006, he appeared in the television movie The Ron Clark Story as Principal Turner. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Dr. Fields on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Hudson also had a recurring role on the final season of Law & Order as Lt. Anita Van Buren’s boyfriend and then fiancé.
In 2011, he played Stuart Owens in Torchwood: Miracle Day.
Beginning in 2015, Hudson was cast in a recurring role as Jacob, an organic farmer who is the romantic interest for Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) in the series Grace and Frankie.
Hudson appeared in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, playing Bill Jenkins, the uncle of Leslie Jones’ lead character Pattie Tolan.
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Harold Ramis was born November 21, 1944 and passed away on February 24, 2014.
Harold Allen Ramis was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films. As a writer-director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, and he was one of three screenwriters of the film National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978).
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Sigourney Weaver was born on October 8, 1949.
Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver) is an American actress. She is known especially for the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the four Alien films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. She is also well known for her roles in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, and Avatar.
Her 1986 Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered as a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema. Weaver progressively received fame for her numerous contributions to the science fiction film history (including minor roles in successful works such as Futurama, WALL-E, Paul and The Cabin in the Woods) and gained the nickname of “The Sci-Fi Queen”. She also played the lead role as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on USA Network’s Political Animals miniseries.
Weaver has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Aliens and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl. She also won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Ice Storm, and Saturn Awards for Aliens and Avatar. She also earned Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations. She has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress in 1988 for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person ever to have won two acting Golden Globe Awards in the same year.
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07-01 Happy birthday to Dan Aykroyd, Born: July 1, 1952.
Daniel Edward “Dan” Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original cast member, or one of the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”, on Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters, and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.
In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Driving Miss Daisy.
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